Google Search Console

Google Search Console

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7 out of 10
June 10, 2022
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GSC: Can't beat the price!

9 out of 10
May 24, 2021
We utilize Google Search Console to analyze the ongoing performance of our client's websites in the Google Search environment. Each of the …
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Popular Features

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  • Multi-domain support (43)
    9.2
    92%
  • Integration with web analytics tools (44)
    8.6
    86%
  • Mobile SEO (44)
    8.2
    82%
  • Keyword analysis (43)
    7.9
    79%

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What is Google Search Console?

Google Search Console is a search engine optimization software solution offered by Google.

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  • No setup fee

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  • Free/Freemium Version
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Features Scorecard

SEO

6.9
69%

SEO Channels

8.0
80%

SEO Platform & Account Management

8.9
89%

Product Details

What is Google Search Console?

Google Search Console is a search engine optimization software solution offered by Google.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Google Search Console is a search engine optimization software solution offered by Google.

Reviewers rate Multi-domain support highest, with a score of 9.2.

The most common users of Google Search Console are from Small Businesses (1-50 employees) and the Marketing & Advertising industry.

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Score 7 out of 10
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  • Reports detail accurately of the current performance
  • It is capable of sampling out SEO issues to improve your ranking.
  • It constantly tracks search results
  • I find it hard to recrawl URLs using the inspection tool.
  • Reports highlight so much data making it hard to follow up during analysis.
Erin Harris | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Providing Search Terms for what real people are searching for
  • Providing Appearance Rankings for where my websites appear in search results
  • Providing what problems may exist with indexing sites
  • Does not accept .html formatted xml sitemaps.
  • I don't think indexing is always complete for websites I've submitted
Fernanda Ministerio | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Monitor, maintain, and troubleshoot your site's presence in Google Search results.
  • Helps you understand and improve how Google views your site.
  • Fix new or updated content indexing issues.
  • Some features only work well in conjunction with other Google tools such as Google Analytics, Google Trends and Google Ads.
  • It's is a bit hard to use.
  • Sometimes it does not give the answers or the specific searches.
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Easy-to-read graphs and reports
  • Supports multiple sites/domains
  • Free to use
  • Easy to setup (especially in conjunction with Google Analytics)
  • Easily identify best performing pages on a site
  • Doesn't show ALL backlinks to each page - only a selection
  • Mobile usability errors are sometimes inaccurate - giving a false positive
  • Data is delayed by a few days
Andrea Hester | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Provides ongoing monitoring of website performance.
  • Identifies potential issues that could impact a website's SEO.
  • Convenient dashboard format of information.
  • Not user-friendly for non-technical individuals or people with more basic SEO knowledge.
  • Doesn't always provide specific examples of errors identified.
Score 7 out of 10
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  • Link review for SEO.
  • Search keywords and performance.
  • Page experience monitoring.
  • No detection dates on the incoming links.
  • Mobile usability suggestions are not always helpful.
  • Security issues are not listed - Just "no issues detected."
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Analyze basic search engine performance.
  • Identify potential website issues.
  • Track search results and landing pages in a more granular way.
  • The streamlined toolset removed some key tools we used to utilize.
  • It is more difficult to implement re-crawl requests and know when to expect answers.
  • Sharing access with additional users is more challenging.
Lindsay Halsey | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Keyword specific performance data for SEO.
  • Technical SEO feedback including site speed, mobile usability and much more.
  • Some features are still in beta and thus have limited or incomplete data.
  • The coverage report can have overwhelming data that makes it hard to know what is a concern and what is ok.
Mike Calabro | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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  • The best way to analyze your google SEO.
  • It helps to find who is linking to your site.
  • The way it shows your sites is a bit confusing. It shows your URL as different sites for "HTTP" and https" It should consider that the same site.
  • This tool could easily be combined with Google Analytics. Currently, it just adds another step to the SEO process.
Score 7 out of 10
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  • Allows you to directly submit a sitemap to Google for crawling.
  • Shows common search queries used to access site.
  • Recrawling of pages that have suggested improvements is very slow
  • Disavowing non-existent URLS doesn't remove them from the error report
Jerry Janes | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • The "new" SC's Overview is great for sharing with clients as it's a simplified presentation of different data with graphs.
  • Performance is my turf. It is designed for me at a glance to recognize the peaks and valleys of traffic. Clicks v. Impressions remains something central to SEO and other marketing efforts.
  • This is surely subjective, but as long as I could, I used the old SC but now that I am forced to just use the new, there still is a bit of a learning curve. Again, this is not a fair complaint as in time all will be forgotten, but I really do miss the old version.
  • One thing I do not like is the loss of the Manual URL Submission. I understand why it's been removed, but sometimes I am doing refreshes of pages and want that new version visited and reindexed ASAP rather than have to wait for Google to revisit.
Ruby Goyal | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • You can also submit your sitemap directly to Google and get it crawled.
  • You can also index and crawl you updated and new webpages.
  • It also displays errors that are preventing your site pages to get indexed in Google.
  • You get a list of all the keywords for which your site is ranking.
  • You can track its position, CTR and impressions.
  • Sometimes, the average position it shows for a particular webpage is not that accurate.
  • Understanding issues depicted by search console can be difficult at times as they are very technical.
  • It doesn't accept HTML sitemaps.
Celia Fisher | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Detailed insights on search query help us to identify areas of opportunity for clients.
  • Great user interface makes working with GSC a breeze to learn.
  • Ability to access discontinued tools allows us to use GSC our way, even when it's not necessarily what the devs intended.
  • Some specific components can require more in-depth knowledge than may be expected by the average GSC user.
Scott Walker | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Reporting on Search Performance: monitor, track and research your organic performance over time or compare time frames.
  • Meta Data Testing and monitoring: make sure your product, events, AMP, and other meta tags are properly configured.
  • Monitoring Security and Manual Actions: ensure that Google is not reducing your ranking for security issues or SEO errors.
  • Producing suggestions for SEO improvements: Search Console provides links to resources to help improve the way Google crawls, indexes, and shows your website in search results.
  • Reporting is strong, but could benefit from some additional functionality, such as sorting by % changed.
  • Some functionality is lost in the "New" Search Console, forcing you to revert to the old version to get things done.
  • Because the "Old" version doesn't have the same functions as the "New" one, you're forced to switch back and forth between both platforms to get many things accomplished.
  • Many of the "Warnings" and Suggestions aren't very clear on how to fix the issue, or are vague in their explanation of what is wrong.
Rohit Langde | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • 70% of our traffic source is Google and Search Console gives bird eye view of our performance.
  • Keeping track of mishappenings on site related to indexing.
  • Tips and suggestions help improving cross-device visibility.
  • Vital information columns like competition/CPC goes missing in some properties without notice.
  • Severe warnings are sometimes a problem on the bot-crawling part and show nothing on the webmaster's side.